Bread Koftas in a Pumpkin Gravy for Taste and Create

I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the fourth time yesterday and I'm certain I'll be watching it many more times. I had a wand in one of my dreams last night, if only I could remember what it was all about: :). I'm a big Potter fan and am so sad the series is over. I really wish there would be more, the next generation has started going to school, surely they'll have their own adventures. I shall keep hoping....
It's Sunday morning, there is so much to do, but my mind is still at Hogwarts and I'm feeling too lazy to start anything yet. I was just reading about some blogging events and remembered that my post for Taste and Create is still pending. At least I better post this before it's too late.
Taste and Create is a monthly event where your paired up with another blogger and cook from each others blogs. I'm participating after a long time and for this month I've been paired with Anusha Praveen of Tomato Blues. I have never made koftas before, so I decided to try her recipe. I added some paneer in the koftas and shallow fried them instead of steaming them in the microvawe. Was Delicious!!

Bread Koftas in a Pumpkin Gravy

For the gravy:
1 big onion
1 big tomato
1 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp haldi
1 tsp cumn powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/3 tsp garam masala
2 tbs yogurt
150 gms pumpkin, cubed
1/2 cup green peas

For the koftas:
3 slices brown bread
1 tbs yogurt
1/4 cup paneer, crumbled
1 green chili, finely chopped
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1 tbs coriander leaves, finely chopped
2 tbs sauteed onion, reserved form the curry
salt to taste

For the curry:
Take the pumpkin in a microwave safe dish, add a few tbs of water and microwave on high for about 4-5 mins till cooked. Puree and keep aside.
Heat 1 tbs oil and saute the onions till golden. Reserve 2tbs for the koftas. To the remaining onions, add all the spice powders and fry for a minute. Add the tomato and cook till mushy and the oil separates. Add the pumpkin and the yogurt, mix well. Adjust the consistency of the curry and check the seasonings. Add he green peas, cover and cook on low heat for about 5 mins. In this time make the koftas as given below. Add the koftas, mix gently and simmer for another minute. serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

For the koftas:
Mix the yogurt with some water to soak the bread. Dip the bread in the mixture and squeeze well. [Next time I'll just skip this step and use bread crumbs and add a little yogurt to bind the koftas]. Mix all the ingredients for the koftas and shape into small balls. Shallow fry till golden brown.

Sending this to Taste and Create and to Pari's Only Event, guest hosted by Kamalika.


  1. this looks great...really hearty n it sounds absolutely delicious poornima..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  2. Low fat and yummy koftas...luv the idea of it dunked in pumpkin gravy

  3. This looks really good - I've never seen koftas made like this before.

  4. luks delicious dear......luv it

  5. Droolworthy gravy, simply looks fabulous and inviting..

  6. Poornima, this dish looks really delicious :) please do link to my FFNFF event - link below - cheers, priya

  7. It's a very tempting gravy...Looks quite delicious...

  8. This looks awesome...Yummy one..A must to try..

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  9. This would be an excellent side dish for roti or plain rice! Very different koftas curry!

  10. This looks amazingly delicious and healthy. I love kofta curries.

  11. I've tried a pumpkin gravy once before and was pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted. This dish looks so delicate & delicious.

  12. Thats such a novel idea - bread koftas and pumpkin and peas! yumm! I am gonna try this soon!

  13. This looks extremely awesome and would love to have it.

  14. Wow..So innovative kofta...Luv to try it..poornima,u r rocking...Luv' ur writing style,i am jus remembered ur old posts,written abt the books u read..

  15. Shallow fried koftas are healthiernnthan deep fried one,maybe next time i will try shallow frying..BTW my sister was asking for a sweetcorn soup recipe for sometime, since I dont makes soups i gave her ur link of sweet corn soup . she tried it yesterday and was happy with it ,she is just a beginner so didnt know that chciken stock cubes also has salt, so the soup turned a bit salty bot otherwise it was yummy it seems :)

  16. Hey Poornima Dear sorry was unable to respond to your email. By the way, koftas look mouth watering :) Super clicks.

  17. Poornima, this looks delicious! Thanks again for joining us at Taste & Create!


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